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LA Galaxy continue talks with Boca Juniors for Cristian Pavón

The Major League Soccer side wants to sign the Argentine offensive midfielder on a permanent deal before the loan expires on 1 January 2021.

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LA Galaxy continue talks with Boca Juniors for Cristian Pavón

Los Angeles Galaxy are making a late push to sign Cristian Pavón on a permanent deal before the year-long loan ends on 1 January 2021, but time is running out. The 22-year-old is currently in Argentina celebrating the holidays, but if no deal is reached he will have to return to Boca Juniors.

Pavón deal under discussion

According to journalist Tom Bogert, LA Galaxy and Boca Juniors are in ongoing negotiations over a deal for Pavón. On 24 December he was informed that the MLS side had given up on the deal because Boca Juniors was asking for $20 million for the midfielder, a sum that has never been paid in the history of Major League Soccer.

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According to transfermarkt his current market value is $16.5 million and Boca Juniors are only going to accept an offer close to that number. The five time MLS Cup winners are trying to bring the price down in order to complete the signing.

Pavón has been LA Galaxy’s best player since he arrived with 13 goals and 15 assists in 33 appearances. In 2019 he helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time since 2017 and in the 2020 season he was their best player.